New Mexico State vs. Miami - 12/23/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Miami Hurricanes (10-0) at New Mexico State Aggies (10-2)
College Basketball: Saturday, December 23, 2017 (Stan Sheriff Center)
The Line: Miami Hurricanes -9 -- Over/Under: 133 See the Latest Odds
The New Mexico State Aggies and Miami Hurricanes meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Stan Sheriff Center.
The New Mexico State Aggies look for another victory to build on their impressive 10-2 start. The New Mexico State Aggies are averaging 74.8 points on 47.6 percent shooting and allowing 65.2 points on 41.6 percent shooting. Zach Lofton is averaging 19.5 points and 1.4 assists while Jemerrio Jones is averaging 10.7 points and 11.6 rebounds. A.J. Harris is the third double-digit scorer and Sidy Ndir is grabbing 3.2 rebounds. The New Mexico State Aggies are shooting 31.7 percent from beyond the arc and 62.1 percent from the free throw line. The New Mexico State Aggies are allowing 33.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40 rebounds per game. The New Mexico State Aggies have won six of their last seven neutral site games.
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The Miami Hurricanes look for another victory to build on their impressive 10-0 record. The Miami Hurricanes are averaging 77 points on 49.3 percent shooting and allowing 56.3 points on 34.7 percent shooting. Dewan Huell is averaging 13.3 points and 6.3 rebounds while Dejan Vasiljevic is averaging 11.6 points and 2.6 rebounds. Bruce Brown is the third double-digit scorer and Lonnie Walker IV is grabbing 3.1 rebounds. The Miami Hurricanes are shooting 38.6 percent from beyond the arc and 56.8 percent from the free throw line. The Miami Hurricanes are allowing 25.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 39.1 rebounds per game. The Miami Hurricanes have won four of their last six neutral site games.
The Aggies are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 neutral site games, 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 non-conference games and 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Hurricanes are 38-17-1 ATS in their last 56 Saturday games, 5-0 ATS in their last 5 non-conference games and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The under is 10-2 in Hurricanes last 12 overall and the under is 24-9 in Aggies last 33 overall.
New Mexico State has been playing really well on both sides of the court and has to look at this game as a chance to really prove itself. The problem is the Aggies haven't played a team close to the level of the Hurricanes up to this point, and they don't have the athletes to counter New Mexico State. Miami is capable of taking its play to another gear and pulling away quickly, as we saw against Hawaii. Give me the Canes by double digits.